This week, the Feronialab team went abroad on a different mission than usual.
Everyone was flown out to Budapest, Hungary. But there was no trade show there, no buildup.
We took the opportunity of the low months in the exhibition industry and decided to have a team building.
Now, our aim for this team building was not only to get acquainted with one another, though that definitely happened. The idea was to train ourselves, to look for every bump in the road we stumble upon during an exhibition and to smooth it out. See, buildups and events can be scary and overwhelming when you don’t know how to time manage. Everything has to be like clockwork and there are definitely a lot of things that can go wrong even if you’re careful. That being said, exhibitions are one of the most exciting places you can be at, especially if you know how to handle them. Our mission in Budapest was to limit everyone’s stress and become the most efficient versions of ourselves. Basically, to make our job as easy and pleasant as can be and train ourselves to be the best providers possible.
We are firm believers that you can learn the most through practice. That is why we decided to prepare a busy schedule for every day of the team building. Don’t get me wrong, we had fun through all of it, but every activity was carefully crafted and taught us something special about the essence of being in the event industry.
Our schedule started on the first day, right when we landed in Budapest. We took a quick tour of the most emblematic sights of the city just before our scheduled meeting. During the meeting we discussed strategies, played games and figured out the best way for us to work as a team in the most effective way possible.
The next day we had a tour planned. We woke up bright and early to visit a stand production company. We learned everything we needed about materials and way of production. With this information, our designers are now more equipped and full of ideas than ever. Next was a carpet printing company and finally a print house. There we leaned about all the innovations in printing and frankly we were really impressed. This just filled us with excitement and desire to come back to the office and start working on some projects. Our creative juices are flowing more than ever.
The final day of our team building was a fun activities day. We visited a military museum and played around with some plane simulators. After that we had a traditional Hungarian lunch in a province restaurant. We later went to have a GoKart race – needless to say we had a lot of fun. We finished the day off with a thank you dinner.
We are now back to our day to day activities but we look back at the past week full of emotions. We are energized and motivated to work to our fullest. We now know how to make the post of our time, the best way to act during an event and the most important – how to be a team.
We can definitely classify the team building aa a success. We want to send our huge gratitude to our partners in Budapest for their hospitality - you made our trip a truly unforgettable experience. We really felt at home and everything was taken care of.
To finish, we want to say how beautiful Budapest was – from the Buda castle to the city park, the Fisherman’s Bastion and St Stephen’s basilica. We’re happy we chose to go exactly there and we leave with nothing but good memories.